Spring 2012

AFSCME's Philadelphia Story

Municipal Workers and Urban Power in the Twentieth Century

Francis Ryan

A history of the largest union in the AFL-CIO and its growth in a major American city

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 figures, 30 halftones


Blue Juice

Euthanasia in Veterinary Medicine

Patricia Morris

How veterinarians and owners manage companion animal euthanasia

244 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table


Catheters, Slurs, and Pickup Lines

Professional Intimacy in Hospital Nursing

Lisa C. Ruchti

A detailed ethnography exploring the professional skill of intimate care in nursing.

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables, 1 figure, 1 halftone


The Chinese Diaspora on American Screens

Race, Sex, and Cinema

Gina Marchetti

A look at American filmmaking in the post-1989 Chinese diaspora

258 pages | 6 x 9 | 44 halftones


Civic Talk

Peers, Politics, and the Future of Democracy

Casey A. Klofstad

Exploring how the simple act of talking about politics and current events with friends, colleagues, and relatives causes us to become more civically active

200 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 tables, 30 figures



Rock, Folk, and the Environment

Mark Pedelty

How popular music reflects the contradictions and dreams of communities searching for more sustainable ways to live.

242 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 halftones


The Enigmatic Academy

Class, Bureaucracy, and Religion in American Education

Christian J. Churchill and Gerald Levy

Challenging the common idea that education can save the individual and society from major problems of the modern world

234 pages | 6 x 9


Espejos y ventanas (Mirrors and Windows)

historias orales de trabajadores agricolos y sus familias (Oral Histories of Mexican Farmworkers and the Families)

Mark Lyons

Oral histories of Mexican farmworkers in the Philadelphia region

318 pages | 6 x 9 | 89 halftones


The Forgotten Bottom Remembered

Stories from a Philadelphia Neighborhood

August Tarrier

Stories from an important, if little noticed, neighborhood of Philadelphia

202 pages | 6 x 9 | 84 halftones


Governing How We Care

Contesting Community and Defining Difference in U.S. Public Health Programs

Susan J Shaw

An analysis of local struggles over community health as a window into governance, citizenship, and identity formation.

226 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figures, 5 halftones


Look, a White!

Philosophical Essays on Whiteness

George Yancy

From a celebrated scholar on race, a book on ways of seeing, and seeing through, whiteness

224 pages | 6 x 9


A Midwestern Mosaic

Immigration and Political Socialization in Rural America

J. Celeste Lay

How native-born rural adolescents adapt to new immigrants in their communities

238 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 tables, 8 figures, 1 map


More Than a Game

Life Lessons from Philadelphia's Sports Community

Edited by Eliot Shorr-Parks

Voices from Philadelphia's athletic community on what it's like being a Philadelphian and a fan, and on what makes a community work

266 pages | 6 x 9


Once the American Dream

Inner-Ring Suburbs of the Metropolitan United States

Bernadette Hanlon

A comprehensive national study of inner-ring suburbs in the U.S.

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 32 tables, 11 figures, 13 maps


Picturing Model Citizens

Civility in Asian American Visual Culture

Thy Phu

How images portraying Asians as civil subjects contribute to debates on Asian American citizenship

218 pages | 6.125 x 9.25 | 42 halftones